Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval

Ian Ruthven (Editor), Diane Kelly (Editor)

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Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development and to our general understanding of how such systems should be designed and yet, due to the increasing success and diversity of IR systems, many recent textbooks concentrate on IR systems themselves and ignore the human side of searching for information. This book is the first text to provide an information science perspective on IR.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages320
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • information seeking behaviour
  • information retrieval
  • information science


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